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Spicy Sausage and Aubergine Rigatoni

Fresh, delicious and filling, we love this recipe for spicy sausage and aubergine rigatoni. If you’ve followed the H|M blog for any time you’ll know we favour quick and easy recipes that are packed full of flavour and great for mid-week or weekend meals. I N G R E D I E N T S…

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The best coffee machines for the perfect at home cup of coffee

Coffee machines have come on leaps and bounds in recent years and for maximum flexibility in a kitchen design, choosing a freestanding coffee machine that will fit into a countertop breakfast cupboard is a great idea. It’s always important to allow for the coffee machine in a design to ensure that access is easy and…

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15 design ideas for a stylish and functional utility room

The humble utility room is the unsung hero of the family home. A space where chores are done – washing, drying, ironing, cleaning, sorting out, flower arranging – the list goes on. Today at H|M, the functionality of the utility room is key to the success of the design of the ground floor. Here we…

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Chicken Bolognese Recipe

If you’re trying to eat less red meat but love a good bolognese, this is a great recipe using either minced chicken or turkey mince. If you can get the darker leg/thigh mince this is even better. I N G R E D I E N T S Olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely…

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Lentil & Mushroom Bolognese with Linguine

A super quick and easy vegan dinner recipe that tastes delicious. Like most things bolognese-esque, we think it does taste better the next day and it keeps very well too. I N G R E D I E N T S Olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, peeled and…

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Tartiflette

If you’re ever left with a selection of leftover cheeses after dinner, this is an absolute dream of a recipe to use them up. It’s so easy and tastes delicious. We’ve shared the recipe below which requires around 500g of cheese – if you have less, you can adjust the recipe to suit. I N…

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Q&A with Katharine Pooley

Over the past few years, we have had the pleasure of working with Katharine Pooley on several residential projects across the UK. As the creative force, owner and founder of her eponymous interior design studio based in Chelsea, Katharine has an unparalleled reputation for one-of-a-kind exquisitely designed projects across the world. Combining an impeccable attention to detail and…

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A winter salad you’ll actually want to eat

 One of the secrets of making a really great salad is to mix it in a larger bowl than you serve it in. That way you can combine the ingredients lightly and without crushing delicate leaves, but also it is so much easier to add in the dressing evenly. This salad is great for using…

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The Coach House

Inside Katharine Pooley’s country house kitchen

We have worked with Katharine Pooley’s interior design company on a number of projects and we were delighted to design, manufacture and install the kitchen and utility room for her Georgian country house residence. The Coach House is set within the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens and parkland beyond. To see a…

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Ondine Cookware

Hand-crafted titanium cookware, designed to last generations. “Cooking for my family and friends is my passion. Memorable meals use outstanding ingredients, but that purity must be complemented with cookware unsurpassed in quality and so beautiful that you’d want to show it off on any table.” -MARIE GUERLAIN Each piece of Ondine cookware has been engineered…

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Gayle Warwick Fine Linen

Cashmere & Cashlinen

We were first introduced to Gayle Warwick’s work by Paul Craig, the photographer we work with on capturing our H|M projects each month. Paul had been shooting for them the day before and shared some of the images and insight into the quality of the bed and table linen. We’ve since used some of the…

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Falafel, Aubergine & Harissa Tomato Stew

We could have called this recipe “What to feed a vegan in winter” because it is brilliantly easy and delicious, but it’s also a really hearty dinner that will fill you up. It’s great served with plain basmati rice but we’ve had it before with quinoa (we always cook it in vegetable stock), or orzo…

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Gaggenau 200 Series

Buckinghamshire Project

In each and every kitchen, the hardest working appliance is undoubtedly the oven and we spend lots of time with clients debating the pros and cons of range cookers or eye level ovens. With so many options out there, choosing the perfect oven can be a daunting proposition. The time taken to research this area…

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Ultimate Weekend Brunch Avocado Toast

Avocado toast isn’t exactly an earth shattering new discovery *but* it is good, and this version is particularly delicious! We stripped a corn on the cob and spread out on a baking tray and added a smashed garlic clove, sea salt and pepper and a little drizzle of olive oil. It took about 15 minutes…

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George Bronwin Ceramics

George Bronwin is a ceramic company that specialises in wheel thrown pottery in stoneware (and occasionally porcelain clay) all hand crafted in Somerset. George grew up in Wales and began potting whilst at University. After a number of years working abroad in hospitality he returned to London and began teaching himself throwing at a shared…

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Maker&Son

Truly Comfortable Furniture

The founders of Maker&Son are Alex Willcock and Felix Conran, a father and son duo who launched the business in February 2018, and now manufacture in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. The history of how this all started begins over three decades ago when Alex has worked with teams designing hundreds of…

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Tofu, Cauliflower & Mushroom Massaman Curry

This is such a great little number for an easy vegan supper and it is absolutely delicious too. We’ve found that the trick with the tofu is to either bake it in the oven on a non-stick tray for 10 minutes to firm it up (it’s lovely with a bit of sesame oil), or fry…

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Sinhala Sidewall

Schumacher

We shared this IGTV video of this Royal Tunbridge Wells project a few weeks ago and ‘where’s the wallpaper from?’ was a comment that came up again and again. A timeless classic, the Sinhala Sidewall by Schumacher is a traditional tree of life design that derives from an antique French Indienne print that has been…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is a great winter warmer! Butternut squash soup is a favourite at this time of year and just in time to use up any halloween leftovers. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 x butternut squash, approx. 1 kg (peeled + deseeded) Olive oil 2 x garlic cloves, smashed…

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The Pig Near Bath

The Pig near Bath is one of a litter of eight ‘piglets’ providing exceptional dining, accommodation and wellness experiences across the South of England. Set in a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian house built in 1820 out of local honey toned Bath stone, the Pig near Bath is a wonderful weekend retreat or mid-week getaway.…

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Design Inspiration

Boot Room

We’ve said it so many times, but when it comes to storage – more is always more! The best advice we can give to anyone designing a boot room/mudroom is to think carefully about what needs to be stored in this room – children accumulate shoes, trainers, boots, bags, sports kits, coats, jackets etc at…

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Design Inspiration

Laundry Room

A well designed laundry room can make such a huge difference to a how a busy family household operates. The wishlist is usually longer than the space available, but the trick is to squeeze every last drop out and make this space as practical and aesthetically pleasing as possible: Here are some recent H|M projects…

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Design Inspiration

Walk in pantry

The humble walk in pantry is a room full of nostalgia. This is probably the thing clients get most excited to talk about with the H|M design team during our meetings. The lure of order and organisation is irresistible, and we often find that we reconfigure spaces to include a walk in pantry where there…

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Design Inspiration

Media Cabinetry

One of the things we love about including media cabinetry into the design of a project is the consistency of the joinery that runs throughout the space, ensuring a gentle flow and continuity – this is the case for open plan spaces, or nearby family rooms/snugs. Here are some recent projects including media cabinetry that…

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Recipe Notes

Gooey Dark Chocolate Cake

A decadently indulgent gluten free dessert that is easy to prepare and will always impress your guests. We love this rich dark chocolate cake, and by rich we mean RICH. Enjoy warm or wait for it to set, it’s your choice but we find serving it warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream is…

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Roasted Tomato & Pesto Tagliatelle

We had a huge glut of tomatoes to use up so we chopped them up, mixed with olive oil and some bashed up garlic cloves and left them in the oven at 150C for around 3 hours. The longer you leave them, the more concentrated the flavour. We took a large pan of boiling water…

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Apple & Cavolo Nero Salad

A summer salad classic. Serve with grilled fish or meat for a fresh and zingy side. I N G R E D I E N T S ½ head Savoy cabbage, really thinly sliced 7-8 cavolo nero leaves, really thinly sliced 1 Granny Smith apple, julienne sliced (instructions) 4 spring onions, really thinly sliced ½…

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Oven Baked Salmon With Mustard & Dill Sauce

We’ve been using the Gaggenau oven setting “Grilling with hot air” to cook fish lately and it works so well. We crank the temperature up to 200C and it cooks the fish hot and fast to get the tops really crispy. Any time we cook salmon, we always rub with olive oil and season really…

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Baked Thai Curry

This is the absolute best thing to make if you’ve got friends coming over and need a quick, easy and impressive recipe that tastes absolutely amazing! I N G R E D I E N T S 8 x chicken thighs with skin on 150g Thai red curry paste 400ml coconut milk 250ml chicken stock…

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The Long Room at Heckfield Place

Heckfield Place is an 18th-century country house; picturesque, memorable, resplendent. Purchased by Gerald Chan over 20 years ago, the lengthy, thoughtful and ultimately all-encompassing renovation now provides 44 guest suites, two restaurants, spa facilities and an underground cinema. This historic and elegant Georgian house dating back to 1790 is nestled at the heart of a…

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